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October 2020 - Mended Hearts

Seasonal Affective Disorder During the Pandemic

For some, this time of year can bring an unfortunate change in mood and behavior that, for many, is part of a condition called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD looks a lot like depression because symptoms include a disinterest in activities one usually enjoys, a...

A Dozen Ways to Cope

“It’s the pandemic, it’s the social unrest, it’s climate change and the wildfires. It’s the election, it’s upcoming holidays, said Vaile Wright, American Psychological Association’s senior director of health care innovation....

How To Practice Self-Compassion In Trying Times

By Rebecca Zucker This year has been a year like no other. A global pandemic, racial injustices, and political uncertainty have created a perfect storm of upheaval and uncertainty. Many people have been feeling an unwelcome cocktail of anxiety, depression, grief, and...

When a Couple is Under Stress in the Pandemic

Stress is a normal part of all couples’ lives, but it can be especially prevalent while handling the changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Everyday struggles like worrying about money, pressure at work, struggles with extended family, or organizing kids’...